Ana Hernández

composer, arranger, workshop facilitator, author, and mischief maker

  • Sample Past Event

    July 9-12, 2014
    North Carolina

    July 9-12, 2015 with Traci Blackmon, Gungor, John Dear, William Barber, Brian McLaren, Sara Miles, and a pile of great people and ticket specials you can look up here: http://wildgoosefestival.org/2015-dates-ticket-special/

    Location: Hot Springs Campground Directions...

  • Finding your Voice: Singing Together for Liberation and Healing – 1pm

    July 11, 2015
    NC

    Wild Goose Workshop! Saturday, July 11th 1-2 pm. Join me at The River Tent (Chapel) for Finding Your Voice: Singing Together for Liberation and Healing. Bring a short text or mantra about peace and justice that speaks to your heart.

    Location: Hot Springs Campground Directions...

  • Composer’s Retreat

    September 23-25, 2015
    NY

    Sponsored by my friends at Music That Makes Community I’ll be going home to NY, to  Holy Cross Monastery, in West Park – Can’t wait! This is my third retreat with these folks, and you just never know what tunes will be born. Prayers, please!

    Location: Holy Cross Monastery, 1635 Route 9W, West Park, NY Directions...

  • Spiritual Spa Day

    October 3, 2015
    NY

    Location: The Church of the Heavenly Rest Directions...

    Spiritual Spa Day is the opening day in the series: 21 Days of Spiritual Practice
    October 3, 2015 in NYC
    Check back for details soon,
    or, call the church office: (212) 289-3400

  • All Hallows Eve Chant/Quiet Day

    October 31, 2015
    CA

    Location: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA 94706 Directions...

    10 AM – 2:30 PM! $25 or pay what you can. No one turned away.

    We’ll be mining the terrain of tunes of our ancestors and those who have gone before us, singing songs of life and resilience, sharing sacred times of silence, walking the labyrinth and hallowing the space of this thin time.

    You are invited to bring something for the altar of love and remembrance, around which we will gather.

    Lunch will be provided.

    http://allhallowschantday.brownpapertickets.com/

    or, call the church @ (510) 525-1716

  • St. Clare’s, Pleasanton, CA

    November 1, 2015
    CA

    Greetings, West coast friends!
    10:15am – Church!
    Ana, Margaret Secour, the choir of St. Clare’s and God only knows who else will be singing and praying together.

    4pm Friends of Music Concert
    The Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus, a poem by Denise Levertov, and set ( by Ana) for two voices, choir, and congregation will make its debut! Featuring Margaret Secour and Ana Hernandez, the Choir of St. Clare’s, and perhaps a straggler or two, it is a not-so-contemplative contemplation on doubt, belief, dust, lambs, the earth, and all that is therein. There will also be some smaller works, warmups, and a little silence.
    Please come if you can. I’m really excited for you to hear it!

    Location: 3350 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Directions...

  • CDSP Liturgy

    November 5, 2015
    CA

    Location: 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709-1211 Directions...

    More details asap, but I’ll be playing with the wonderful Christopher Putnam.

  • All Souls Parish, Berkeley, CA

    November 8, 2015
    CA

    One of my favorite places! We’re hatching a plot, so stay tuned. It will include an Angel Band.

    Location: 2220 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709 Directions...

  • Women’s Retreat

    November 14, 2015
    TX

    I’ll be facilitating 135 women for the morning, and our focus will be the 23rd Psalm.

    St. John’s Lutheran, New Ulm/Trinity Lutheran, Frelsburg, TX

    Location: 211 Hickory St – PO Box 1270, New Ulm, Texas 78950 Directions...

  • LifeLine

    November 17, 2015
    TX

    Lifeline is a recovery experience focusing on the Eleventh Step: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand it, praying only for knowledge of that will for us, and the power to carry it out.” We will learn practices of meditation, prayer, to help us to continue along the path. There will also be singing for all and tunes you can carry home in your heart.
    7pm – Sponsored by the Recovery Ministry of St. Michael and All Angels

     

     

    Location: 8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225 Directions...

  • Sending You Light Launch Party! Come One, Come All!

    December 19, 2015
    New York

    Location: 131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 Directions...

    WILLIAM LAMSON Solarium, 2012 Steel, glass, sugar, plants 10' 10" x 8' 11" x 10' 3 3⁄8 in. (330.2 x 271.8 x 313 cm) Courtesy the artist and Pierogi Gallery Photography by William Lamson Solarium functions as both an isolated hillside sanctuary and, as Lamson has put it, an "experimental greenhouse." Caramelized sugar is baked into the windows of Solarium, tinting each a unique amber shade. All plants create sugars through photosynthesis; those inside Solarium use light that has been filtered through sugars, a circular process. Weather permitting, Solarium is designed to be viewed from afar, where it appears as a jewel-like object, and from within, for the experience of its unusual plays of light.

     

    Join Ana and Fran McKendree for a LIVE SET from their new recording “Sending You Light”

    12:30-3:30 PM

    Saturday, December 19, 2015

    St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery

    131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 (at 2nd Ave.)

    Just show up, nibble on stuff, have a drink, and listen to tunes. A giveaway every hour! CDs and Download Cards will be available for sale. I’d love to see you!

  • Jazz Vespers @ 5 pm Dec. 20th.

    December 20, 2015
    NY

    Location: 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street New York, NY 10022 Directions...

    Join me with Fran McKendree, as we are hosted by Ike Sturm and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in NYC. We’ll bring our new new cd Sending You Light into this fifty year-old service and jam our prayers with some great players. Christmas may also break out. Ya nevuh no.

    What to expect

    Traditionally this liturgy is called Jazz Vespers, though from time to time communion is shared during a Jazz Mass. Whether it is Vespers or a Mass, there is time to light candles, to celebrate the glorious light of Christ in the midst of an otherwise dim world, to receive and offer prayers for healing and peace. A meaningful sermon is always preached and a great band always plays and leads the assembly in song. Everyone is invited to sing. Sometimes there is dancing.

     

  • Not-So-Churchy!

    December 21, 2015
    NY

    Not-So-Churchy – Join us at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church a “Dynamic multi-racial, multi-cultural church,” founded in 1857. We’ll begin with chocolate, pray and then burn our prayers, sing like nobody’s business. I’ll be playing with Ike Sturm and Jake Slichter, among others, and will improvise the Eucharistic prayer with Mieke Vandersall. Come on along!

    Location: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford Street, 11217 Directions...

  • Christmas Pageant

    December 24, 2015
    NY

    I get to sing in the choir on the Eve! Join us for a Christmas Pageant @3PM! Mollie Nichols leads the choirs, along with many children, four sheep, and Pierre the llama! I hope he doesn’t spit on me, but I can’t wait to meet him.

    Location: Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 E. 90th St. NY, NY Directions...

  • Christmas Eve @ St. Mark’s in the Bowery

    December 24, 2015
    NY

    Christmas Eve Service begins at 7PM. Gonna be a lovely time.

    Directions...

  • Christmas Eve @ Church of the Heavenly Rest

    December 24, 2015
    NY

    Carols begin at 10:30 pm, with the service at 11 pm. Choir, a string quartet, and I’ll be singing in the choir. I love these people.

    Location: Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 E. 90th St. NYC Directions...

  • Sunday Morning, Not Your Mama’s Church!

    December 27, 2015
    NY

    11 am – Join me and Jeannine Otis as we lead and sing this First Sunday after Christmas  service.

    Location: 131 E 10th St, New York, NY Directions...

  • Community Eucharist

    February 4, 2016
    CA

    @ Church Divinity School of the Pacific – Thursday evening at 5:30 pm, and this one time only it will be followed by a live podcast of Homebrewed Christianity at the GTU. The liturgy is a part of the See CDSP days, so if you’re interested in attending seminary, this might be a good time to check it out.

    Location: 2451 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA Directions...

  • Prayer Residency

    February 5-29, 2016
    CA

    Location: The Bishop’s Ranch, 5297 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 Directions...

    I am so grateful to be able to spend most of February 2016 at The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA! This is an amazing opportunity for me to lead Morning and Evening Prayers, take part in the life of the community, and have some quiet time to compose new tunes for all of us (or start that second book, or daydream!).

    I hope to drive from Dallas, TX to Healdsburg, so if you’ve got a place for me to play and/or stay in late January or early March, maybe we can hatch a plot! I have a new cd, so think house concerts, potluck supper/community sings, workshops, and cool church experiences. Lets talk!

  • The Sacred Art of Chant Not-So-Quiet Day

    February 15, 2016
    CA

    9:30 am – Registration, coffee and tea
    10-3 pm – workshop, with a break for lunch
    $25 each (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

    Join us at Church Divinity School of the Pacific as we reflect at length on the nature of sound as prayer (in the beginning was the sound) and discern new ways to open our hearts. We will create a sound community in which we will investigate the ways sacred sound nurtures our spirit; learn sound spiritual exercises and mantras to enhance our well-being in a unique way; and experience God with and in our voices. There will be periods of deep listening and silence (being still and knowing that God is God and we are not), walking meditation, writing, and lots of singing. We will learn how sound enhances mental and physical well-being through working (and playing!) with our bodies’ energy centers, the chakras; and learn simple and powerful sound prayers and mantras from many traditions to incorporate into our prayer lives. If you think it’s time to be intentional about growing in compassion and love, you’re in the right place! If you pray with a portable instrument, please bring it. Please come and go as you need.

    Location: Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA Directions...

  • St. Clare’s Episcopal Church

    February 21, 2016
    CA

    Join us at 10:15. This Sunday will be beautiful and not like your mama’s chiurch!

    Come, Come, whoever you are!
    Worshiper, wanderer, lover of leaving;
    Ours is not a caravan of despair!
    Though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
    Come, come, again, come!

    For more info, contact the church office: (925) 462-4802

    Location: 3350 Hopyard Road Pleasanton, CA 94588 Directions...

  • From Darkness Into Light: Music for Healing with Christopher Putnam

    February 26-28, 2016
    CA

    Ana Hernandez and Christopher Putnam lead whole-body, prayerful meditation in our beautiful, candlelit sacred space. Guitar, piano, shruti-box, drum, and vocals in chant and sacred song help the healing process take root. Chanting helps us to be still, be quiet, and listen beyond our minds.

    Ana Hernandez is a composer/arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist. She leads workshops on the application of sound and rhythm to revitalize our communities and prayer lives, encouraging all to experience the ways in which sound helps us to open our hearts, manifest peace, and engage in healing and compassion.

    Christopher Putnam, B. Mus., M.T.S., is a keyboardist, singer, and composer who integrates eclectic music styles into worship. He’s the director of music and leader of the Angel Band at All Soul’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley, CA.

    Contact Angelina @ (707) 433-2440 for info. 

    2night/6 meals (Friday dinner-Sunday lunch)
    $350 single occupancy
    $295 double occupancy
    $265 standard occupancy (3-4 per cottage)

     

     

    Location: The Bishop’s Ranch, 5297 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 Directions...

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  • Guest in Suzanne Guthrie’s Spiritual Practices class @CDSP

    February 29, 2016
    CA

    Suzanne Guthrie is visiting Professor for Spiritual Practices for the Spring Semester at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and she’s asked me to come along at noon on Monday to teach a bit about chanting as a spiritual practice. We’ll run barefoot through individual and group practices, and perhaps transform a life or two.  Go big and go home.

     

    Location: 2451 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA Directions...

  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific

    March 3, 2016
    CA

    Community Eucharist on Thursday evening at 5:30 pm, followed by a lovely meal in the refectory. This liturgy is a part of the See CDSP days, so if you’re interested in attending seminary, this might be a good time to check it out.

    Location: 2451 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA Directions...

  • Bloy House – Episcopal Theological School at Claremont

    March 4-5, 2016
    CA

    Friday – 6 PM Evening Service – using the readings for Emily Malbone Morgan, founder of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. If you’re into thanksgiving, intercession, simplicity of life, and social justice, Miss Morgan and the companions might be your people. They’re definitely mine.

    Saturday – 11:15 Holy Eucharist – using the readings for Lent IV.

    Bloy House is a seminary exclusively for commuters, and I’m so happy to be able to hang out with them on my way through!

    Location: 1325 North College Avenue Claremont CA 91711-3199 Directions...

  • Beating the Drums for God: Compline with percussion

    March 16, 2016
    TX

    An intergenerational evening of food, prayer, and art!

    5:30 – Soup supper in Coke Activities Room
    6:00 – Compline in the Saint Michael Chapel
    6:30 – making Clay Holding Crosses in the South Lanai

    Location: 8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX Directions...

  • TENEBRAE with HARC

    March 23, 2016
    DE

     

     

    Location: Sts. Andrew and Matthew Church, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE Directions...

    March 23rd, 7 PM – Now in our 13th year!

    Latin for darkness, or shadows, Tenebrae is an ancient service of Western Christianity, traditionally done during Holy Week. Based on the Psalter, sung in Gregorian Chant by a nine voice men’s choir, infused with musical improvisations by Ruth Cunningham, Ana Hernandez (HARC), and organist David Christopher, Tenebrae is a deeply moving spiritual experience. Truth.
    Amazing and beautiful.
    Join us, and bring your friends. 

    For more info, contact Dana in the church office (302) 656-6628

  • Sound as Prayer @ Grace Episcopal Church

    April 9, 2016
    NJ

    A Not-So-Quiet Day of Spiritual Exercises Using Sound and Shared Silence.
    Join us for a day of depth, spirit, and transformation.

    Details:
    Time: 9:00 -3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.
    Cost $10 each (partially funded by a Lilly Grant). No one turned away, but please register so we can get an accurate lunch count.

    Description:
    Sound as Prayer: A Not-So-Quiet Day of Spiritual Exercises Using Sound and Shared Silence

    The voice is nature’s most perfect instrument; other instruments have been trying to replicate its magnetism since the dawn of time. Our voices reveal things about us before we realize them ourselves. The voice is a barometer: it measures the atmospheric pressure of our emotions. Voices can betray energy level – picture a child before bed, hoarsely crying, “I’m NOT tired!” Our voices disclose attitude: honest or dishonest, sincere or insincere – how often are the words “Oh, I’d love to, but …” belied by the feeling in the voice (“No way in hell!”). When we dream about our greatest dreams or suffer our biggest hurts, they are present in our voices. The voice you’ve been given is a part of your gift to the world and is unique in the universe. Knowing yourself can put you on the fast track to a healthy inner life.

    In this popular workshop we will re-discover God with and in our voices; listen deeply and experience the ways sound touches spirit; explore sacred chant to heal ourselves and the world, learning how sound can enhance well-being; reflect on sounds that open (and close) our hearts. All are welcome at this day of humming, toning, singing, deep listening, and seriously fun prayer. If you can hum, you can come. Learn how your voice lives in your body, how to use it to generate health and healing, and how to let it help you bring your best self to all you do. Listen to yourself for a change.

    Location: 43 Elizabeth St, Pemberton, NJ Directions...

  • The Way of Transformation in the Christian Path

    April 23, 2016
    MA

    Location: St. Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111 Directions...

    Sacred Chant and the Beloved Community

    A day to experience the practice and transformational nature of chanting in community. When we all show up, amazing things happen. We’ll sing through a broad range of chants, simple songs, and rounds, ancient and new, noticing the energies as we go. Bring your friends, and let’s sing the terrain together in this beautifully renovated space.

    This workshop is part of Contemplative Practice and Wisdom Christianity:  Series 2016
    with Isaac Everett and Steven Bonsey, Fr Bill Sheehan, Ana Hernandez, and Cynthia Bourgeault

    Saturday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Single Tickets:  $25 in advance/$30 at the door
    Students (with valid ID):  $5 advance/ $10 at the door

    Series tickets (3 workshops in April):  $60 in advance
    Group series tickets (5 or more):  $50 each in advance

    Online registration available soon
    Watch www.leadership-development-initiative.org for more info

    Sponsored by:

    Leadership Development Initiative
    Contemplative Outreach of Boston
    The Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston
    Th
    e Crossing, Boston

    Details to come, or contact St. Paul’s: (617) 482-5800

     

     

  • St. Thomas Episcopal

    May 15, 2016
    NJ

    Pentecost Sunday!

    Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire fall on me! Join us at 10 AM to catch the breaking news of the Spirit!

     

    Location: 98 Sky Manor Rd, Pittstown Directions...

  • Potluck Supper and Community Sing!

    May 20, 2016
    PA

    Come! Eat! Sing! Benefit the youth mission trip of St. Matthew’s, Maple Glen, Christ Church, Pottstown, and Trinity Church, Ambler, PA

    6:30-9 pm

    Trinity Church
    For more info, call David at the church: 215-646-0416

    Location: 708 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA Directions...

  • Dinner Church!

    May 22, 2016
    NJ

    Time: 5:30 – 7 PM

    Come! Sing and eat with the good people of St. Mark’s Dinner Church in Basking Ridge, NJ. Like many dinner churches across the land, this one is modeled after St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, NY, and features the singing of simple and beautiful tunes, blessing bread, sharing a meal, intercessory prayer, blessing wine, and setting and cleaning up together. All in under 90 minutes! Bring the kids, and join us.

    For more info, contact the church office: (908) 766-9058
    or visit www.stmarksbr.org

     

    Location: 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Directions...

  • Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

    May 22, 2016
    NJ

    Join us at 10 AM!

    It’s Trinity Sunday, and that means talk how the mystery is less mysterious nowadays, about unity, and possibly the difference between nature and essence, all surrounded by long hymns, drones, drums, and community singing!

     

    Location: 3 Haytown Rd. Lebanon, NJ Directions...

  • Open Song

    May 25, 2016
    NJ

    Supper and Singing! Sponsored by Ecumenical Association of North Hunterdon County, NJ.

    6 – 9 pm

    First Course  –  Soup and Salad
    Middle Course – Paperless singing
    Last Course  –  Musical Labyrinth walk 

    Come! Learn new music and chants that delight the heart and empower community.
    Increase your confidence in singing.
    Listen deeply, harmonize, improvise
    Gain tools for transformation.

    For more info, contact Phil at the church: (908) 236-6301

     

    Location: 3 Haytown Rd. Lebanon Directions...

  • St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery

    May 29, 2016
    NY

    I can’t wait to be back with the people of St. Mark’s. Jeannine Otis is a great musician, the people are lovely, and they like to sing. What could be bad? Nothing! Come if you’re nearby.

    Sunday 11 am

     

    Location: 131 E 10th St, New York Directions...

  • Galileo Church

    June 5, 2016
    TX

    This Sunday finds me subbing again for the amazing songwriter Paul Demer. I’ll be leading worship with Katie Hays and the good people of Galileo Church.

    Galileo Church is an amazing Disciples of Christ church plant. A beautiful and quirky church, open to ALL.

    “We are not the center of the universe,” Galileo said.

    We agree.

    See more:www.galileochurch.org.

    Weekly Worship, beautiful and true: Sundays at 5 p.m. behind Reds Roadhouse

    Location: 1170 Kennedale Parkway, Kennedale TX Directions...

    For more info, call the church (817) 773-3147

  • Wild Goose Festival 2016

    July 7-10, 2016
    NC

    Join us at the intersection of Music, Art, Theology, and Social Justice

    This year, I’ll be doing my usual crowd whispering between the speakers on the main stage, and facilitating two sessions with the wonderful Jane Gerdsen to introduce the Wild Geese to The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter. Can’t wait! Get your tickets early; there are discounts to be had!

    Wild Goose Festival 2016

    Location: Hot Springs, NC Directions...

  • Building Community Through Music * Come Out and Sing!

    July 16-17, 2016
    CA

    9:30-3:00 pm – Saturday, July 16th, 2016

    10 am – Sunday Church

    Join me at Trinity Episcopal Church for a great weekend of sung prayer, contemplative practice, and community building.

    Find and build a collective voice. Deepen a community of practice, through the shared creation of sound and silence. Learn simple chants and global songs. Enjoy a day of transformation and fun.

    Sign up at the welcome table at Trinity, call the church office, or email office@trintysb.org  $15.00 per person (sack lunch included)

     

    Location: 1500 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Directions...

  • Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music – subcommittee meeting

    August 9-12, 2016
    TN

    The Christian Initiation sub-committee of the Book of Occasional Services sub-committee of the SCLM (see subject) of the Episcopal Church is meeting in Sewanee, TN to do a little work on some liturgies. Can’t wait to work with Amy McCreath, Juan Oliver, Jim Turrell, and whoever else shows up!

     

     

    Location: University of the South, Sewanee, TN Directions...

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY

    September 4, 2016
    NY

    I’ll be spending most Sunday’s through the end of Christmas with the good people of St. John’s as their Interim Director of Music.  This week I’ll be all on my own with the congregation, and I can’t wait to see what happens! Psalm 139 is one of my favorites, and it’s sure to make an appearance with a tongue drum, in addition to its regular Psalm slot. For more info, you’ll have to come to church at 9 AM on Sunday.

    Come, sing with us!

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY

    September 11, 2016
    NY

    I’ll be spending most Sundays through the end of Christmas with the good people of St. John’s as their Interim Director of Music. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be with these folks. Come on out; pray and sing with us.

    Starting this week, service begins at 10 AM, and the choir returns from their well-deserved summer off.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY

    September 18, 2016
    NY

    I’ll be spending most Sundays through the end of Christmas with the good people of St. John’s as their Interim Director of Music. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be with these folks. Come on out; pray and sing with us.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY

    September 25, 2016
    NY

    I’ll be spending most Sundays through the end of Christmas with the good people of St. John’s as their Interim Director of Music. Come on out; pray and sing with us.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • Renewal of Ministry and Welcoming of a New Rector

    September 27, 2016
    NY

    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY has called my dear friend Michelle Meech to be their new priest, and I’m going to lead the congregation in song! Gonna be a fun day.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY

    October 2, 2016
    NY

    I’m spending most Sundays through the end of Christmas with the good people of St. John’s as their Interim Director of Music. Come on out; pray and sing with us. Rehearsal at 9 AM.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • HeartSong: Building Communities of Practice

    October 14-16, 2016
    MA

    Join me in Attleboro, MA for a weekend of music making, exploration, being with the spirit, and deep fun. Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting HeartSong, filled with chanting, singing, meditation, drumming, movement, and group improvisation,

    Friday, Oct. 16: Potluck Supper and Community Sing!
    Saturday, Oct. 17: HeartSong Workshop, 9:30 am – 3 pm
    Sunday: Intergenerational mini workshop at 9:15 am, followed by church at 10 am.

    There is no registration fee. Bring a friend. This weekend is generously funded by the Memorial Fund of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

    TO REGISTER: call the church at (508) 222-2898

    Location: 647 N Main St, Attleboro, MA 02703 Directions...

  • St. John’s Church, Kingston, NY

    October 23, 2016
    NY

    Another Sunday with the good people of St. John’s Episcopal as Interim Director of Music. Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; who knows, we might even do something you recognize, or take to heart.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston NY Directions...

  • The Theology and Practice of Failure

    October 26, 2016
    MA

    October 26: The Theology and Practice of Failure

    Church communities are often afraid to make space to acknowledge failure and wonder about how and where God is at work in the midst of it. Through sharing their stories and reflecting theologically, our panelists will open up a space for consideration of the holy gift of failure.

    Panelists:

    • Ana Hernandez (Composer, author, and workshop leader)
    • The Rev. Dr. Joan Martin (Professor of Christian social ethics at EDS)
    • The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge (Episcopal chaplain at Boston University and adjunct faculty at EDS and Harvard Divinity School)

    Register here: http://eds.edu/faithful-leadership

    10 AM- 12 PM in the Tyler Room. Childcare and lunch provided.

    Co-hosted by Contextual Education and Lifelong Learning at EDS, with generous funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

    Location: 99 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA Directions...

  • Choir Rehearsal and Leading Paperless Music

    October 26, 2016
    MA

    1 pm in St. John’s Memorial Chapel, I’ve been asked to join Ellen Oak to prepare for the EDS Thursday Community Eucharist. I’m told there will be time to learn how to teach some paperless tunes, so bring along a tune you’d like to try teaching, and we’ll all join in the fun.

    Location: 99 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA Directions...

  • Community Eucharist at Episcopal Divinity School

    October 27, 2016
    MA

    12:15-1:15 pm: Community Worship in St. John’s Memorial Chapel exploring various faith traditions.

    More info soon.

    Location: 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Directions...

  • Sound as Prayer: A workshop for all who sing and want to sing

    October 29, 2016
    NY

    9:00 Registration and coffee – 9:30 am – 3 pm workshop

     

    Join us as we re-discover God with and in our voices. We will invite deep listening to experience the ways sound touches spirit and learn how sound can enhance well-being, leading us into more fulfilling relationships. Using simple chants, global songs, and the shared creation of sound and silence, we’ll have a day of transformation and big fun. There will be singing, drumming, movement, and group improvisation to provide you with more tools to enhance your spiritual practice and skills for building community—to invite, encourage, and include absolutely everyone in building deeper relationships with God and with one another. A composer/arranger, workshop facilitator, author, and mischief maker, Ana Hernandez works with people to create beautiful liturgies in many different styles. She teaches tunes for times of grace, abundance, joy, as well as times of grief, anger, and dishevelment, helping people all over the church (and beyond) find their voices and use sound as a way to come to a deeper experience of God. Her list of creations includes eight recordings and a book called The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice. You can learn more about her work at www.anahernandez.org.

    $10 fee includes lunch

    Registration Deadline October 17 – contact Val Stelcen at vstelcen@dioceseny.org or 845-338-1086

    Generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of NY, Region II, but open to absolutely everybody, join us in Kingston for an excellent day of fun and beatiful sounds! Also, if you like the flavors of autumn, you can partake of St. John’s annual Ham Dinner, either by take-out or eat in. Here’s the link with dinner info: sound-as-prayer-w-ham-dinner There’s Apple Crisp a la mode for dessert, so if you do take-out, dessert comes first!

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s, Kingston, NY

    October 30, 2016
    NY

    Halfway through my time with the good people of St. John’s. Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; who knows, we might even do something you recognize, or take to heart.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire Convention

    November 5, 2016
    NH

    Concord, NH

    Directions...

  • St. John’s, Kingston, NY

    November 6, 2016
    NY

    Halfway through my time with the good people of St. John’s. Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; who knows, we might even do something you recognize, or take to heart.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • Discernment Day at St. John’s, Kingston, NY

    November 12, 2016
    NY

    This is the the day for large group discernment to facilitate the process of calling a new Director of Music. We’ve spent ten weeks opening to all the musical resources available to the average Episcopal church, explored the possibilities for the present, have some ideas about what we love about the past. We’ve formed a liturgy committee and a search committee. Now it’s time to be more intentional in speaking together about next steps.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s, Kingston, NY

    November 13, 2016
    NY

    Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; who knows, we might even do something you recognize, or take to heart.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • St. John’s, Kingston, NY

    November 20, 2016
    NY

    Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; add harmonies, improvise,

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • First Sunday of Advent!

    November 27, 2016
    NY

    Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; add harmonies, improvise, find your voice, feed one another, prepare.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, NY Directions...

  • Second Sunday of Advent

    December 4, 2016
    NY

    Come on over; pray and sing with us. Learn a new tune, sing a familiar tune in a new way; add harmonies, improvise, prepare.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • Advent Lessons and Carols

    December 7, 2016
    NY

    Join me at St. Mary’s, Mohegan Lake, NY

    7 PM – for more info, contact Claire Woodley at the church: (914) 528-3972

    Location: 1836 E Main St, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 Directions...

  • Advent Weekend

    December 9-11, 2016
    MN

    All Saints Church in Concord, NC is filled with lovely and talented people, and they’ve invited me back for a second time. This is a tentative date, and I’ll confirm it in a day or two.

    Thrilled to be able to play with Brian Sapp-Moore again.

    Location: 525 Lake Concord Rd Concord, NC 28025 Directions...

  • Advent Liturgy of Remembrance and Light: When Christmas Hurts

    December 15, 2016
    TX

    7pm in the beautiful chapel at St. Michael and All Angels. Join me with Brice Beaird for a beautiful candlelit prayer service. An amazing reception follows and the people are some of the loveliest I have met since I’ve been in Texas.  Now in it’s fifth year.

     

    Location: 8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225 Directions...

    Black Jesus, St. Michael and All Angels Chapel, Dallas, TX

    Black Jesus, St. Michael and All Angels Chapel, Dallas, TX

  • Seasonal Overload Sing: Resetting Our Hearts

    December 17-18, 2016
    FL

    Because you’re worth it, there’s only one week till Christmas, and now is as good a time as any.

    Tentative title. :)

    Join me at Lamb of God Lutheran Episcopal Adventure for a not-so-quiet day of singing and community  building. Enjoy sounds and silence, and so many good tunes to re-mind us in this hectic time. This is going to be big, deep fun.

     

    9:30 – 1:00 pm -ish

    More details as they happen!

     

    Location: 19691 Cypress View Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33967 Directions...

  • Many Voices, One Community

    January 18, 2017
    NY
    The Episcopal churches of Ulster County are sponsoring a community supper on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston.  It’s scheduled it to be a part of MLK Jr. week and offered it in the hopes that it will help us come together and get to know one another better.  We face many challenges in the future and having a strong
    community and opportunities for conversation will be invaluable. We hope you will come, encourage others to come and even co-sponsor it. All faiths, all members of the community are welcome.
    I’ll be facilitating a short conversation after dinner with this beloved community.
    Time: 6-8pm

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 Directions...

  • Sunday Morning Goin’ to Church @St. John’s Episcopal, Kingston, NY

    January 29, 2017
    NY

    Subbing at St. John’s, Kingston, NY as they await their soon-to-be-hired new Music Director.

    10 AM Choral Eucharist. Hope to see you there.

    Location: 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY Directions...

  • Living Stones Partnership

    February 4-7, 2017
    MN

     

    Looking forward to being with these folks due to the best invitation ever: “It’s been FAR too long since we’ve been on a roller coaster!”
    Why, yes it has.

    Their purpose is to practice collaborative leadership and work, examine systemic issues, offer professional consultation, and to engage in ongoing Biblical and theological reflection as the members encourage new ways of engaging in the Baptismal Ministry through Total Ministry, Shared Ministry, or Mutual Ministry.

    I see the Mall of America in my winter plans. Details as they happen.

    Location: Minneapolis, MN Directions...

  • CONVERGENCE MUSIC, WORSHIP, AND LITURGY: A CMP LIVE EVENT

    February 7-10, 2017
    TN

    Come, come, whoever you are!

    Join me, along with Brian McLaren, Bryan Sirchio, Andra Moran, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, Doug Pagitt, Vince Anderson, Gary Moore, Paul Demer, and more at this gathering for worship leaders, musicians, songwriters, artists of all kinds, clergy, and all involved in leading and designing worship experiences for communities of faith. We’ll explore what vital and transforming worship means from a progressive or Convergence perspective, and what the role of music plays in this reformation and deepening of worship. We’ll share ideas and best practices, explore new forms of worship, and listen for what the Holy Spirit is saying as we pray our way into a more just and generous expression of the Christian faith. Keynote addresses, musical resources for your congregation, workshops (one by me!) opportunities for songwriters and composers to share and create new music and liturgy together. The emphasis is on encouraging and equipping local congregations to create new music, art, and liturgy in their contexts. 

    Early Bird registration is only $199 before Christmas, and $224 after December 25th. You can also register for Brian McLaren’s keynote and the opening concert only, or get a One-Day pass! Possibilities abound!

    Registration options here: https://www.convergencemp.com/event.php
    FYI – Lodging and meals are not included

    Location: 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    March 13, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books.

    I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy on Monday March 13th at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come!

    Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask:

    Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church.

    We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants.

    We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together.

    • There is always laughter
    • You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in
    • Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care

    There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. 

    http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NY, NY Directions...

  • THE SACRED ART OF CHANT: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE, TIMELESS PRAYER

    March 17-18, 2017
    CT
    Please join me at the beautiful Mercy by the Sea Retreat & Conference Center, on the CT shore of the LI Sound.

     

     “Chanting with an intention to open our hearts and minds to the presence of God in us helps us
    to be quiet in the face of mystery and learn how to hear what it has to say to us.”
    -Ana Hernandez, from The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice

    During this retreat, experience the sacred nature of sound and the contemplative practice of chant with musician, author and retreat leader, Ana Hernandez. Both in community and during individual time, participants will:

    • Explore the ways sacred sound nurtures our spirit
    • Learn sound spiritual exercises, chants and mantras from many traditions
    • Experience the Sacred with and in our voices.

    The purpose of our time together will be both to reflect at length on the nature of sound as prayer (In the beginning was the sound) and to discern new ways to open our hearts. We will create a sound community in which we will investigate the ways sacred sound nurtures our spirit; learn sound spiritual exercises and mantras to enhance our well-being in a unique way; and experience God with and in our voices.

    There will be periods of deep listening and silence (being still and knowing that God is God and we are not), walking meditation, singing, and free time to enjoy the bracing weather on the water. If you think it’s time to be intentional about growing in compassion and love, you’re in the right place!

    No experience with singing or formal music instruction is required
    . Based on her years working with individuals, choirs, retreat groups and church communities around the country, Ana believes that anyone can chant. “It doesn’t matter” she says, “if people have told you all your life that you can’t sing.” The invitations are to trust the desire, move with the hope and enjoy the opportunity to explore in a safe, joyful community of like-spirited seekers.

    The chants and mantras will range from traditional scripture passages to the poetry of Sufi poet Rumi to lyrical celebrations of the Divine in the natural world. What will be learned in community, can also be engaged with in private prayer and meditation. The retreat will also offer time for deep listening and silence, walking meditation and simple enjoyment of the beauty of the natural world as it begins to transition from winter to early spring.

    Friday, March 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to Saturday March 18, 2017, 4 p.m.; optional extended retreat to Sunday, March 19, 2017, 10 a.m.

    Optional Saturday Lenten Evening Prayer
    While the retreat ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday, there is an option for both commuters and overnight retreatants to stay for dinner and evening prayer on Saturday with Ana; guests may also stay the evening, and end their retreat after breakfast on Sunday.

    Fees:  Single occupancy, $250; double occupancy, $170 /person
    (Includes program and overnight accommodations with private bath and all meals from dinner Friday evening through lunch on Saturday.)

    With option for extended overnight retreat ending Sunday, 10 a.m., the total single occupancy fee is $365; double occupancy, $225/person (includes program, overnight accommodations with private bath, and all meals through Sunday breakfast.)

    Commuter fee is $100 (includes program and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.)
    With option for Saturday dinner and evening prayer only: $20 extra per person

    www.mercybythesea.org

    Location: 167 Neck Road, Madison CT 06443 Directions...

  • Sharing Sacred Ground – SCHC/AWAP Spring Conference

    March 31 - April 2, 2017
    TX

    On the campus of the Seminary of the Southwest, the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross and Anglican Women at Prayer will gather with indigenous and Latina women to explore matters of the heart.

    Details to come.

    Location: 501 E 32nd St, Austin Directions...

  • Tenebrae

    April 12, 2017
    DE

    April 12th, 7 PM – Now in our 14th year!

    Latin for darkness, or shadows, Tenebrae is an ancient service of Western Christianity, traditionally done during Holy Week. Based on the Psalter, sung in Gregorian Chant by a nine voice men’s choir, infused with musical improvisations by Ruth Cunningham, Ana Hernandez (HARC), and organist David Christopher, Tenebrae is a deeply moving spiritual experience, and this Tenebre is unlike any other. Truth. Amazing and beautiful. Join us, and bring your friends.

    For more info, contact Dana in the church office (302) 656-6628

    tenebrae

    Location: 719 N Shipley St, Wilmington, DE 19801 Directions...

  • St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery

    April 23, 2017
    NY

    Not your Mama’s church. Sunday morning at 11 is Allison Moore’s last day as Interim Priest. We’re gonna have a send off!

    Location: 131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 Directions...

  • Benefits Partnership Conference

    May 8-12, 2017
    Texas

    Sponsored by the Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church. I’m honored to be asked to join the team, and so looking forward to being with these good folks!

    Location: Camp Allen Directions...

  • Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

    May 14-15, 2017
    NJ

     

    Sunday – Mother’s Day in Lebanon, NJ. Church with Phil Carr-Jones @10 am

    Monday, Phil’s bringing me to jail where I’ll be singing with the women who live there.

     

    Location: 3 Haytown Rd. Lebanon NJ 08833 Directions...

  • The Big Chants Project

    May 21, 2017
    NY

    4:45 pm.

    A new recording begins at St. Peter’s Jazz Vespers with Ike Sturm and his band, Mollie Nichols and the choirs of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Ana, and a few amazing soloists! We’ll start with a few 3-8 part chants (most of which have congregational parts – that means you) and record the Vespers service. Then we’ll record the chants again after Vespers is over. Then we’ll do another batch of tunes in the fall, edit, mix, master, and release an album!

    I can’t wait!

    Location: 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 Directions...

  • Prayer Resident

    May 30 - June 25, 2017
    CA

    This will be my second trip to the Bishop’s Ranch. I’ll be leading Morning and Evening Prayer Tuesday – Saturday all month in this beautiful place. It’s truly a gift. Taking part in the life of the community, having quiet time to compost new tunes, write, walk, and daydream is an amazing experience. I’ll have Sunday and Monday off, so be in touch if you’d like to hatch a plot!

    Location: 5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA Directions...

  • Music for Healing and Healers

    June 5-7, 2017
    CA

     

    Join me at The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA

    Experience whole-body, prayerful meditation in a sacred space with Ana Hernandez and Christopher Putnam. Guitar, piano, shruti-box, drum, and vocals in chant and sacred song help the healing process take root. Chanting helps us to be still, be quiet, and listen beyond our minds.
    Returning friends and newcomers welcome.

    Ana Hernandez is a composer/arranger, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She leads workshops on the application of sound and rhythm to revitalize our communities and prayer lives, encouraging all to experience the ways in which sound helps us to open our hearts, manifest peace, and engage in healing and compassion. Christopher Putnam, B. Mus., M.T.S., is a keyboardist, singer, and composer who integrate eclectic music styles into worship.

    2 night/6 meals (Monday lunch-Wednesday lunch)
    $357 double occupancy
    $437 single occupancy

    Register here!

    PLEASE REGISTER BY: May 31, 2017

    Location: 5297 Westside Road Healdsburg, CA 95448 Directions...

  • Music That Makes Community At Calvary Episcopal Church

    June 28 - July 1, 2017
    OH

    Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people in Cincinnati, Ohio to develop and strengthen your congregational song leading skills. Presenters Ana Hernández, Charles Murphy, Emily Scott, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation’s repertoire of sung prayer and praise.

    The three-day workshop begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Registration begins at 12 noon.

    Regarded as one of the most beautiful churches in Cincinnati, Calvary Episcopal Church-Clifton is just north of downtown and close to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Art Museum, as well as the city’s thriving food and music scene. The church is convenient to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and is within driving distance of Columbus, OH, Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

    This event is generously co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and we are pleased to be able to offer scholarship to seminarians, students, and congregations with limited financial resources.
    Contact Paul Vasile to inquire if you or your congregation qualify for assistance.

    A block of reduced-rate rooms have been reserved for participants at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati (151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219), a five-minute drive from the church. Single King or Double Guest Rooms are available for $139 plus taxes. Click this special link to reserve a room or call (888) 720-1299 and ask for the Paperless Music Workshop at Kingsgate Marriott. Please note that the special rate ends on June 7.

    Individual Registration Fee: $600 (Includes all meals and workshop materials)
    Group Rate: $550 (Applicable only to groups of three or more individuals from the same congregation)

    Music That Makes Community is pleased to offer two related events in conjunction with our three-day workshop. Participants are invited to attend both free of charge.

    • A paperless Community SING in the Northside neighborhood on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. (location TBD)
    • Holistic Leadership Practices Workshop for the wider Cincinnati faith community on Saturday, July 1 from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Location: 3766 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220 Directions...

  • Chapel Musician at Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center

    July 31 - August 6, 2017
    MA

    Looks to be a quiet week at Adelynrood, and I’ll be playing prayer services all week. Pray for me, as they’re used to having only organists, and I’m not that.

    Stephanie Spellers will be up to talk about “The Spirituality and Practice of the Jesus Movement” on Aug. 4th-6th:  http://www.adelynrood.org/Spirituality-PracticeTheJesusMovement2017/

     

    Location: 46 Elm Street, Byfield MA Directions...

  • Sacred Art of Chant Workshop

    August 12, 2017
    NC

    Join me for a day of chanting at Tigg’s Pond Retreat Center in Zirconia, NC! 10am-4pm. Come and go as you need!

    The purpose of our time together will be both to reflect at length on the nature of sound as prayer (In the beginning was the sound) and to discern new ways to open our hearts together. We will create a sound community in which we will investigate the ways sacred sound nurtures our spirit; learn sound spiritual exercises and mantras to enhance our well-being in a unique way; and experience God with and in our voices. There will be periods of deep listening and silence (being still and knowing that God is God and we are not), walking meditation, and lots of singing.

    We will learn how sound enhances mental and physical well-being through working (and playing!) with our bodies’ energy centers, the chakras; and learn simple and powerful sound prayers and mantras from many traditions to incorporate into our prayer lives. If you think it’s time to be intentional about growing in compassion and love, and would like to jump start your spiritual practice with some deep, sound fun, you’re in the right place!

    All day workshop cost is $60. Bring a lunch or buy some pizza from the Tigg’s Pond brick oven. For more information, contact Diane Rhoades at dianerhoades8@bellsouth.net

    See also Sunday August 13th at The Namaste Center for Spirituality, Healing, and the Arts below!

     

    Location: 651 State Rd 1112, Zirconia, NC 28790 Directions...

  • Namaste Center for Spirituality, Healing, and the Arts

    August 13, 2017
    NC
    Afternoon workshop 2-4pm, $30: There’s interest in starting a chanting group in Flat Rock, so come join us at The Namaste Center and sing with me! 

    HeartSong: Building Communities of Practice

    Whether you’re in a small church with limited resources, or in a larger place looking for a way to help your community find and/or build its collective voice, learn to play together, say yes to the Spirit, and be transformed, HeartSong is the workshop that will enable you to deepen your community of practice, through the shared creation of sound and silence. We will listen deeply to the spirit within, reclaim the joy of group learning by rote, utilize repetition, and engage our oft ignored ability to harmonize on the spot.
    With simple chants and global songs, we’ll have two hours of transformation and deep fun. Sing your way to your sweetest identity, individually and collectively, each person open to sharing more of who they are becoming and confident that the spiritual work they do to become their best selves will be honored and be integrated into the larger community. There will be singing, drumming, movement, and group improvisation (Yes You Can!), – all of which will leave your community with more tools to invite, encourage, and include absolutely everyone.
    Contact Namaste for details:
    Website: http://www.thenamastecenter.com/
    Phone: (561) 386-5963

    Location: 2700 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731 Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    August 14, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books. I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come, the singing is great! This month I’ll be co-leading with Ike Sturm and Melissa Stylianu, and of course all the rest of the fine people!
    We gather at 6:45 pm for chocolate, fruit, and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome! Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask: Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants. We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together. There is always laughter You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NYC Directions...

  • Exploring Our Songlines

    August 18-20, 2017
    NM

    Las Placitas Presbyterian Church (LPPC) has invited the Placitas community to spend the summer of 2017 exploring how music can and has influenced our secular and spiritual lives.

    The church received a Lilly Endowment grant for clergy and congregational renewal. This grant will enable their pastor to complete a sabbatical this summer focusing on fiddle music and his connections to music in New Mexico and other areas. The grant also made it possible to bring in six guest artists to inspire and entertain all summer long right here in Placitas. Don Saliers, Rev. Bill Carter, Anne Hays Egan, Cipriano Vigil, Carrie Newcomer, Billy McLaughlin, and Ana Hernandez fill out the list.

    Friday Night – Potluck Supper and Community Sing – FREE

    Saturday 9am-3pm – HeartSong: Building Communities of Practice – FREE (lunch for a nominal fee)

    Sunday Worship and Songline – 9:30am

     

    Location: 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd, Placitas, NM 87043 Directions...

  • HeartSong: Building Communities of Practice

    September 9, 2017
    NY

    Join me at Holy Trinity Church 316 East 88th Street, NYC (between 1st & 2nd Avenues) for a Saturday of deep, fun exploration.

    Whether you’re in a small church with limited resources, or in a larger place looking for a way to help your community find and/or build its collective voice, learn to play together, say yes to the Spirit, and be transformed, HeartSong is the workshop that will enable you to deepen your community of practice through the shared creation of sound and silence. We will listen deeply to the spirit within, reclaim the joy of group learning by rote, utilize repetition, and engage our oft ignored ability to harmonize on the spot.

    With simple chants and global songs, we’ll have a day of transformation and deep fun. Sing your way to your sweetest identity, individually and collectively, each person open to sharing more of who they are becoming and confident that the spiritual work they do to become their best selves will be honored and be integrated into the larger community. There will be singing, drumming, movement, and group improvisation (Yes You Can!), – all of which will leave your community with more tools to invite, encourage, and include absolutely everyone. Bring a friend or your choir, and join us for a day of transformation through singing!

    10am-3pm

     

    Location: Holy Trinity Church 316 East 88th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues) New York, NY 10128 Directions...

  • Women’s Quest Adventure Retreat in Stowe, VT

    September 10-15, 2017
    VT

    Check out the amazing Colleen Cannon and the program she’s built. Maybe you’d like to go to Peru? Iceland? Hawaii? I’ve been invited to Stowe, VT, and I can’t wait! Join us! I’ll be bringing lots of chants and songs, and my bike! For more details, to register or to look for more Women’s Quest retreats: http://womensquest.com/wq/

    What is Women’s Quest?
    • Enriching, rejuvenating adventures to renew the spirit and strengthen the body
    • A unique and powerful approach to create vibrant health and personal empowerment
    • Ideal for women of any age, background, or athletic ability
    • Developed and refined over 20 years by world champion triathlete, Colleen Cannon

    What can I expect?
    • A non-competitive, supportive environment guided by experts
    • Specialized instruction and personal attention to your interests and needs
    • A strong sense of support and camaraderie
    • A remarkable way to bring balance, self-awareness and health to everyday life417335_307496785976541_1239387242_n

    What will I discover?
    • Comfortably challenge yourself in the spirit of self-discovery
    • Learn powerful ways to unleash your potential and have fun
    • Cultivate passion, vitality and balance in daily life
    • Build a pathway between the body and mind
    • Get the tools to create a plan for your “one wild and precious life”

    To register, go here!

    Location: Trout Lodge, VT Directions...

  • Sleepless near Seattle (Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music)

    September 27-30, 2017
    WA

    A long meeting hopefully crafting beautiful liturgies, but more than likely listening to too many people nitpicking about so many small things that Jesus never cared about. However, there will be breaks, and singing! Some of my favorite people will be be there, and even more of my favorite folks will be freed from their own meetings. We will all share meals and possibly even drinks before bed (except for the very serious ones, who will continue to meet through dinner and playtime).

    Location: Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Directions...

  • Center for Congregational Song Launch!

    October 15-16, 2017
    TX

    If you have a passion for congregational song, save these dates!

    The Center for Congregational Song is the new education and  resource arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The CCS will be an online platform, connecting people to vital resources on congregational song.

    The first director is Brian Hehn. Great guy. Great work.

    Join us for the Launch Party in Dallas!

    For more information, and to register, visit the website: http://www.thehymnsociety.org/ccs

    Location: Dallas, TX Directions...

  • Songs and Signs for the Times

    October 18, 2017
    CA

    From Cameron at St. Aidan’s in Noe Valley: In an era when more and more of us are moved to go out into the world to stand with the oppressed as agents of change, this is an evening to steep ourselves in the spiritual grounding that sustains us amid struggle. We will gather to create signs, to learn and compose chants that flow out of the spirituality that nourishes us and generates our action. Come gather for worship, simple supper, sign-making and chant-creation. Bring a favorite verse of scripture, poetry, or other prose to work with. Come create and be nourished in community. Worship: 6pm Supper: 6:30 Sign and Chant Workshop: 7-8:15

    Today’s brilliant text idea came to Cameron Partridge via Adrienne Rich:

    A wild patience has take me this far.

    Come play with us!

    Location: 101 Gold Mine Drive San Francisco, CA 94131 Directions...

  • Potluck Supper and Community Sing in Albany, CA!

    October 21, 2017
    CA

    Join me, Saturday evening, Oct. 21st, from 6PM-9PM at St. Alban’s Church for good food and singing! Bring a dish and a song to share, and I’ll bring lots of new songs and we can raise the roof.

    We will pass the hat to support my new album “The Big Chants Project” and I’ll also bring download cards and cds for purchase. Please come, whether you can contribute or not. Your presence is the greatest gift. I look forward to seeing and singing with you!

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    Location: 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany CA 94706 Directions...

  • Grace Church, St. Helena, CA

    October 29, 2017
    CA

    I’ll be joining the lovely people of Grace Church for Sunday worship with lots of singing. Come for an early All Saints service!

    10 AM! (I might start playing a prelude five minutes early)

     For more info, contact the church @(707) 963-4157 

     

    Location: 1314 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 Directions...

  • Potluck Supper and Community Sing in Woodland, CA

    November 2, 2017
    CA
    Join me on Thursday, November 2, 5:30-8:00 pm for an evening of good 
    food and singing! Here's the blurb from the church:
     
    Ana Hernández is a leader in congregational and community music-making, 
    and a workshop facilitator. We have the chance to sing and learn with her 
    while she is in the area to lead music and a workshop at our diocesan 
    convention. Ana has made eight recordings and written one book (you can hear 
    one of her recordings here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GgCIMYy8Vo>), 
    and several people from St. Luke's have attended workshops with her and 
    her colleagues in the past few years. People of all ages and musical abilities 
    welcome: just bring a dish to share, and we'll spend the evening singing together!
    
    So excited about this!

    Location: 515 2nd St, Woodland, CA 95695 Directions...

  • Fresh Start Diocese of California

    November 2, 2017
    CA

    9:30am-12pm

    Fresh Start is a part of the diocese’s ongoing ministry of orientation, formation, and support for one another as ordained people. Fresh Start has been a part of the “transition” of both recently ordained clergy and clergy new to a cure, whether newly called as deacon, priest-in-charge, or rector.

    The real support is one another

     

    Location: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Directions...

  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern CA Convention

    November 3-4, 2017
    CA

    I’ll be leading a workshop on paperless music on Friday morning from 9-noon (remember when it was called ‘singing by rote’?), then gathering music, services. and lots of singing until Saturday afternoon.

    More info soon!

     

     

    Location: Lions Gate Hotel 3410 Westover Street McClellan, California, 95652 Directions...

  • Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, CA!

    November 5, 2017
    CA

    Join me on Sunday, November 5, for church at 9 or 11:15, with singing in between. Or at least I think that’s the plan! Stay tuned for more details!

    Location: 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816 Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    November 13, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books. I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come! We gather at 6:45 pm for chocolate, fruit, and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome! Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask: Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants. We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together. There is always laughter You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th) Directions...

  • An Advent Not-So-Quiet Day at St. James’ Montclair, NJ

    December 2, 2017
    NJ

    Saturday, December 2nd, 10:15 am-2 pm.

    I’m doing the program for this meeting, and it’s about deepening our relationships through listening and group singing. We’ll learn a couple of spiritual exercises and songs to help you have a deeper Advent and Christmas Season.

    Open to absolutely any woman of any age. Come, join us! This will be deep and fun.

    All are welcome at this monthly, floating chapter meeting of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (SCHC). The Companions are a great organization of about 800 women from Episcopal, Anglican, and even a few Lutheran churches.

    Thanksgiving, Intercession, Social Justice, Simplicity of Life, and of course being companionable are what we’re all about.

    Location: 581 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043 Directions...

  • St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery

    December 3, 2017
    NY

    Anytime at St. Mark’s is a beautiful time, but Advent is great. Church is at 10:30, and I can’t wait to see the people and meet the new priest, Anne. Join us! This is not your mama’s church!

     

    Location: 131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 Directions...

  • Not-So-Churchy

    December 11, 2017
    NY

    Open Spaces. Freshly Baked Bread. Lots of Music. Chocolate and Coloring Books. I’ll be joining the fine people of Not-So-Churchy at 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th). Come! We gather at 6:45 pm for chocolate, fruit, and chatting and 7:00 for worship. All are welcome! Who are these Not-So-Churchy people, you may ask: Not So Churchy is an intimate worshipping community that creates our own services month by month, outside the structures of the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids — kids are an integral part of our community and we know them as full participants. We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of, to our space together. There is always laughter You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that’s Not So Churchy. http://www.notsochurchy.org/

    Location: 130 w. 30th street, NYC (between 6th and 7th) Directions...

  • Advent Candles and Quiet

    December 13, 2017
    NY

    Join me at St. Mary’s, Mohegan Lake, NY for a lovely contemplative service. 7pm-8-ish

    Location: 1836 E Main St, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 Directions...